Lync app for Android now has tablet support and conversation enhancements

Lync app for Android now has tablet support and conversation enhancements

Microsoft has rolled out an update to the Lync app for Android, adding tablet support and conversation enhancements. This update comes as promised by the Redmond giant, who revealed during the Lync Conference event in February of this year that tablet support would come in a future update.

"For all Android lovers and users, here we go! Three months ago during Lync Conference 2014, we announced plans to release a Lync Android app that supports tablets. True to our word, today we’re releasing a new Lync app for Android that supports both phones and tablets. In addition to Android tablet support, our team also added two great features to enhance your conversation experience - the ability to add participants to an ongoing conversation and the ability to start an ad hoc group conversation," Microsoft stated in an official blog post.

Lync for Android now features support fpr larger tablet screens - including icon size, image adjustments, and video adjustments. The app also allows you to add participants to an ongoing Lync Meeting. You can also start a conversation with a group of people whenever you like with the Ad-hoc Group Conversation feature.

"Just go to your contact list and invite an entire group of contacts from the different groups you’ve already created. You can hold the conversation via IM, call, video, or email. If a group member isn't able to join the conversation, you’ll receive a notification that they’re not available," Microsoft explained.

Lync apps are already available across Surface and Windows 8.1 devices, Windows Phone, iPad, iPhone, and Android phones.